NoCriteriaShared HostingCloud HostingCloud Server
1Physical Configuration
(RAM, Storage, vCPU)
StrongStrongerStrongest
2Physical Resources
(RAM, Storage, vCPU)
You share with othersYou are the landlordYou are the landlord
3IP AddressMultiple clients use the same IPYour IP is uniqueYour IP is unique
4Operating SystemPre-configured the OS, you can not change the OSPre-configured the OS, you can not change the OSControl power in your hands. You can switch OS back and forward
5Access TypesWeb-based GUIWeb-based GUI
CLI
Web-based GUI
CLI
Desktop GUI
6Control PanelcPanelaaPanelControl Panels of any kind can be installed
7BandwidthUnmeteredUnlimited
1Gbps
Unlimited
1Gbps
8Usage PurposeWordpress Web HostingWeb Hosting with any web frameworksWeb Hosting with any web frameworks,
Game Server, Applications,
Testing environment,
and so on
9IT KnowledgeFundamentalIntermediateTech savy
10High AvailabilityNo backup serversBackup servers are always available in case one of the Primary Server goes down.Backup servers are always available in case one of the Primary Server goes down.
11Uptime guarantee99.97%99.99%99.99%
12Security AspectsAll websites are hosted on the same server. If a certain site got compromised, it's probable that your site will be nextBeing hosted on a separate server means you won't have to worry if someone else's website is hackedBeing hosted on a separate server means you won't have to worry if someone else's website is hacked
13CapabilityHas full features of 1 Wordpress Web HostingCloud Hosting can outperform Shared HostingWhat Shared Hosting can do, Cloud Hosting can do even better